In this shiur (class) Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen explains the level of Kedusha, holiness, in the Mesillat Yesharim’s ladder of spiritual growth.
Rabbi Cohen describes proper fear of G-d based on the Mesillat Yesharim
Continuing with the theme of anava, Rabbi Cohen explains the fundamental core of humility, as explained in the Mesillat Yesharim
Rabbi Cohen reaches the step of anava, humility, in the Mesillat Yesharim. In this class he explores the essence of humility and how it translates into actions.
Ascending the ladder of spiritual perfection, based on the Mesillat Yesharim, Rabbi Cohen describes the level of Chassidut. Chassidut is beyond the required, it is a quest to reach higher out of love and fear of G-d, which affects all areas of life.
Rabbi Cohen discusses the importance of pure intentions when doing mitzvot, based on the Mesillat Yesharim’s explanation of Chassidut.
Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen explains the role of Yirat Hashem, fear of G-d, and Ahavat Hashem, love of G-d, in terms of coming to Chassidus, as per the Mesillat Yesharim’s explanation in Perek Yud Tet.
Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen uses the Mesillat Yesharim to enhance our understanding of kavod, honor, for mitzvot, as well as the appropriate methods of performing Torah commandments.
The Mesillat Yesharim discusses how to perform the mitzvot, in order to achieve the level of chassidut.
Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen teaches the nineteenth Perek of Mesillat Yesharim and discusses how to perform the mitzvot and the thoughts involved in this performance.
Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen teaches the next step of Chassidut in Mesillat Yesharim which teaches us about going beyond what is expected and reaching greater heights than before.
Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen discusses the next step of Mesillat Yesharim which involves Tahara, purifying our actions and thoughts
Rabbi Cohen continues with Perek 14 of Mesillat Yesharim, detailing various instances of prishus.
After discussing the steps of zhirus, zrizus and nekiyous, Rabbi Cohen reaches prishus, a fundamental step up in the service of G-d.
In the step of Nekiyous, Rabbi Cohen explains the extreme caution one must display in the areas of immorality.
In his continued discussion on the Mesillat Yesharim, Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen speaks about the importance of learning mussar.
Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen elaborates on the application of ‘nekius’ in midot.
In his discussion of the Mesillat Yesharim, Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen elaborates on the application of ‘nekius’ in speech.
In his discussion on the Mesillat Yesharim, Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen explains that Nekius means keeping a distance from any hint of dishonesty or stealing.
In this shiur, Rabbi Cohen teaches about nikiyous, the next step in Mesillat Yesharim. This involves being exceptionally careful in our daily thoughts, speech and actions.
In this shiur on Mesillat Yesharim, Rabbi Cohen continues with the idea of zrizus and brings practical ways of performing our service to G-d with excitement and alacrity.
In this shiur on Mesillat Yesharim, Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen delves into the concept of zrizus, and explains the energy and spirit one should have in performing the mitzvot and the service of Hashem.
Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen elaborates on the idea that we should not be content with performing mitzvot and good deeds, and instead we should strive to desire to bring holiness into this world.
In this week’s class on Mesillat Yesharim, Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen extrapolates on the first step of zehirus, carefulness. He discusses the urging of the Mesillat Yesharim for us to be aware and careful of our ways in order to create a better future.
In this class, Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen examines the first steps in the Mesillat Yesharim’s ladder for spiritual growth.
In this class, Rabbi Yitzchok Cohen discusses how the first line of Mesillat Yesharim describes our obligation in this world: to be intimately close with G-d.
In this class, Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen discusses how unlike secular works, which are learned for the sake of knowledge, Mesillat Yesharim needs to be learned with the intention of internalizing it’s fundamental ideas.
In this class on the Mesillat Yesharim, Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen discusses how one should perform mitzvot.
How do we reach the exalted level of being considered a true servant of G-d? By imitating his attribute of Modesty, as described in Chapter 24 of Mesillat Yesharim.
In this class, Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen continues to show how Mesillat Yesharim maps out the steps to achieving self-perfection within a Torah framework.